I have 7 of the IKEA smart blinds in my master bedroom… Each blind comes with a button and a Zigbee extender. All 7 blinds work great and are in the same room as the V2 Hub. only need two buttons in there to I have 5 extras that I can use elsewhere in the house… So I sprinkled about the range extenders and programed the buttons to do all kinds of cool stuff.
Everything was working great until after about 6 months one by one all of the batteries started to die. A little faster then I thought… but OK… So I buy cheap dollar store batteries… and they all need to be re-added to Smartthings… but other than that extra step… they call came back to life…
Then they all died… again… this time in 3 days… So I figure… what do I expect buying 33 cent batteries (3 for a dollar)… So I buy the best brand name batteries I can buy… ($5 per) and they lasted exactly 7 days and then they died.
So I deleted one and re-added it to smart-things… And now the buttons are backwards… The up is off and the down is on…
Anyone else figure this out? Did Samsung/ Ikea do a BIOS update in the past couple of weeks?
Anyone having similar problems?
The batteries in the room with the hub seem to have better battery life so I think it is something with the repeaters… Any chance this is a battery life polling problem? Any way to turn that off?